Monday, August 10, 2020

Nationals keeping pace in NL East, despite dismal bullpen performance

The Nationals are only 1 1/2 games back from first place in a contested NL East division despite their bullpen – an expected strength – performing at the cold bottom of Major League Baseball.

In Washington, the boys are going to be alright

Juan Soto
Much was speculated about what a Washington Nationals outfield would look like without Bryce Harper, and if Spring Training is any indication, the boys are going to be alright.

Sean Doolittle and Slade Heathcott should head MLBPA

Sean Doolittle
This is a true American labor problem, and the future of the MLBPA should be in their hands.

Boring Minor League team names are a waste of an opportunity; how to be better

There’s nothing more disappointing than a Minor League affiliate with the same name as the parent team, unless its cliche like "Bulldogs" or "Cougars."

Bryce Harper declined $300 million long-term contract from Nationals

The Washington Post reported that the Nats made the offer to Harper before the final day of the regular season—what does his decision mean for the Nationals and the rest of the league?

Nationals season may cost Juan Soto the NL Rookie of the Year Award

Juan Soto
In what should be a close NL Rookie of the Year vote, the Nationals’ underperforming season may cost left fielder Juan Soto the award

Bryce Harper will change the course of Major League Baseball this winter

Bryce Harper
No one knows where Bryce Harper will decide to play next season, but one thing is for sure, It will change Major League Baseball forever.

The case for Max Scherzer and his third consecutive Cy Young Award

Max Scherzer
In a season full of shortcomings for the Washington Nationals, Mad Max Scherzer was still the same elite, fierce competitor every fifth day.

Major League Baseball needs to do away with fan voting for the All-Star Game

MLB All-Star Game
Fan voting for the MLB All-Star Game has been an off and on tradition since 1933. In the new age of baseball statistics and analytics, it is time that Major League Baseball moves on from a fan-selected starting lineup.

June updates and predictions on the MLB Postseason picture

MLB
As we get closer to the mid-season All-Star break, we take a look at what the MLB Postseason picture looks like in the month of June. The Mariners are surging and the AL East is all knotted up.
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